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Community development i 



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Office 01 the Secretary, State House, Boston 




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in relation to nearest cross streets and 
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Commerce 

Communication 

Community development 



Conservation 
Education 
Exploration/ 
settlement 

Industry 

Military 
Political 



Recreation 

Religion 

Science/ 

invention 
Social/ 

humanitarian 
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9. Historical significance (include explanation of themes checked above) 



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MASSACHUSETTS HISTORICAL COMMISSION 
Office 01 the Secretary, State House, Boston 



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Photo number 




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in relation to nearest cross streets and 
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Agricultural Education Religion 

Architectural Exploration/ Science/ 

The Arts settlement invention 

Commerce Industry Social/ 

Communication Military humanitarian 

Community development Political Transportation 

9. Historical significance (include explanation of themes checked above) 



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early maps, etc.) 

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FORM E - BURIAL GROUNDS 

MASSACHUSETTS HISTORICAL COMMISSION 

Office of the Secretary, State House, Boston 



1. Town East Bridgewater , Massachusetts 



Location 



Cor. Summer and Belmont Sts 



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$ious affiliation 



None 



Name Beaver Cemetery 



Owner Private Corporation 



Who has further information about burial ground? 

Robert D. Fairburn 

(Address) 239 Summer Street 

What type information: lot plans x inscriptions x 
gravestone descriptions x other history X 



Condition: WpiII kppt up ± 
(if neglected, explain how) 



Neglected 



Approx. number gravestones i^nn 



Earliest death date 



1810 



Most recent death date In current use. 



2 . HISTORY OF BURIAL GROUND 

Earliest records available, now in the possession of Superintendent Robert D. 

Fairburn, report a meeting in the Beaver School House on March 25, 18^+2, for 

the purpose of purchasing fencing, ornamenting and laying out a cemetery or 

burial place for the dead: Clerk Josiah Richards, by Isaac Alden, Justice of 

the Peace. In 1868 the Proprietors accepted 12 lots from Francis Hayward . In 

Jm^, 188^ additional land was purchased from John Richards. In I896 they 

^Sught land of Francis Hayward for $33.00, On August 2k, I903 the Ladies 
Auxiliary was organized. Land was purchased on 3 ummer Street, from George 
M arch ant , in 1938, increasing the area to two and a half acres. 



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FORM B - BUILDING 

MASSACHUSETTS HISTORICAL COMMISSION 

.-•^WASHINGTON STREET, BOSTON, MA 02108 



SKETCH MAP 

Show property's location in relation 
to nearest cross streets and/or 
geographical features. Indicate 
all buildings between inventoried 
property and nearest intersection. 
Indicate north. 



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Recorded by Joan S« L eland. 

Organization Bast BrMgewater Hlafc C Qmm 
Date Mav 19. 1986 






wn East Bridgewater 



dress 



C3 3/ 11 
Summer Street 



storic Name Beaver Schoolhouse (third) 



e: Present Warehouse 

jrner: Beaver Nursery 

Original Elementary school 



DESCRIPTION: 



te 1881; 



Source Town records 



Style One-story shingle 



Architect 



Exterior wall fabric Wood 
Outbuildings None 



Major alterations (with dates) 



Moved No 



Date 



Approx. acreage 



Setting Residential, near crossroads of 
Beaver ELUagflj ZlHagfi still Intact. 






19 - Freight door replaced originals . C 



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ARCHITECTURAL SIGNIFICANCE (Describe important architectural features and 
evaluate in terms of other buildings within the community.) 

Built at the same time as the West Primary School and on the same design, 
jfhis building survives in nearly original condition. It is the best remaining 
specimen of the district schools. Condition is deteriorating, but not beyood 
the possibility of restoration. Neighborhood interest in preservation is good. 



HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE (Explain the role owners played in local or state 

history and how the building relates to the development of the community.) 

See above. 

) 

) 



BIBLIOGRAPHY and/or REFERENCES (name of publication, author, date and publisher) 

Notes taken by Mrs. Edna Whitmore from Town Reports and other sources on East 

#ridgewater Schools 1700-19^0. Manuscript. East Bridgewater Public Library. 



5-ao 10M-7/82 



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FORM B - BUILDING 

MASSACHUSETTS HISTORICAL COMMISSION 
Office of the Secretary, State House, Boston 



In Area no. 



Form no. 




1 Town £*S+ "B+Sdfr + W>*1~&*> 

Address V£^ Sis t+t *? €S±s <3V- . 
S Nam e /Ze+lftr Scl^oa/ 
Present use /^4r»9<g> 



Present owner fpb a 6 r/* JE> Lt/h *l O *ffi - 
Description: 

Date J??* AjtXMd Sf-VS 
Source r & 4 4 / *f /? 9? 



Style 



Ce7*farju^ 



Architect 



in relation to nearest cross sireeis mm 
other buildings. Indicate north. 




Exterior wall fabric v ^/j h <y f£S 

Outbuildings (describe) /Va 

Other features 



Altered Ye.* 
Moved y c <s 



Date /Qm 



Date /PY3 



5. Lot size: 



One acre or less 



Over one acre 



A/a Si'sH*}"*^"? ^ e « fuh '« Approximate frontage /<£<?' 

A-oovT 3d" Kou««£ ** I'tt Approximate distance of building from street 

J>£ 

6. Recorded by J^g/la /♦ U/Ai/t* 6? C 
Organization ^Jt!JgtM£fisJl c*#mm-AS3J* > 



fv £\v)r\ 




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Date 



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(over) 



SM-2-7S-R061465 (20M-2376) 



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formerly £ <2L&~~'7iiA tth yn+> % l /tt.3 > 

7. Original owner (if known) *7Z, n/r> *J- tct^t' &r*/*c)j~€ »V»*7*g k» 

Original use ^tUao/ hfiuSC 

Subsequent uses (if any) and dates >^>->v, t ^'m g 6 d£llL& 

8. Themes (check as many as applicable) 

- 

Aboriginal Conservation Recreation 

Agricultural Education ^ Religion m 

Architectural Exploration/ Science/ 

The Arts settlement Invention 

Commerce Industry Social/ 

Communication Military J humanitarian 

Community development i^~ Political Transportation 



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9. Historical significance (include explanation of themes checked above) 
This A^cJ* was hrvowv) -Pw y*Ars as i-At &<?+*** 
"7*7**"- fe'+h h*v3£- The -A**-** &ah+- *V*S Thtc old £C/iOo/ 
iA^/cA s^oor/ a + fA t. e*r*->cr 0-A- <$v>v\ rr)t*J Oy^cf Bc/m mf- fhre*ft 

fuzz*// /f£/>V, Jn0n/<P-6; S«>c/ h/s -pou^y,; ly /;??</ •/&+**- -[*><?»? 

/Qj* +b /93M &S* ■A*+s } *si, k«<S /*/</ h;^ rim if ^***i 

Uart h*€V)~ Gntte. /Jerse^ ^f/re ^r^^w,^ J. cm<y 
ko//y - A/cuncy McLeod- Ajn ^^toc/e/Sh, doc* ¥j*/inm lu>tet) 

10. Bibliography and/or references (such as local histories, deeds, assessor's records, 
early maps, etc.) 



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-as 



Libra ruj 

ORM B - BUILDING 



MASSACHUSETTS HISTORICAL COMMISSION 
the Secretary, State House. Boston 



4. Map. i sketch of building location 

in relation to nearest cross streets and 
her buildings. Indicate north. 




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S±jree±- 




In Area no. 



Form no. 




3 A/evv ftoo*** 

nix 

^ ti x a x 



DO NOT WRITE IN THIS SPACE 
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own /Jg? jt/" 3rid O e.\A/Citcr 

ddre s s_ 7 ?Jj ftTc/^m f r< <^ *f* > 

a m c (Ta pf. J)arn'cl A^lr K&fay 
resent use J4onr\£ 



resent owner 5" x C z, g 3 *i y 

escription: 

ate / tf C 3 

Source ZD e C d* j 

tyKCa/a e - StoY y * i el Hal-P . 

Ar c hitect ^ 

Exterior wall fabric ^/a/ O hOG Y^t 

Outbuildings (describe) 



Other features /^~^ C < TCS 



rg q J' /fy/ih fte*' d oor w ay. 

Altered ^// htjil-h Date /(jf-j. 
Moved Date 



5. Lot size: 



One acre or less 



Over one acre f 



Approximate frontage / *7 a m ^€CL m h' 

Approximate distance of building from street 

6. Recorded by ^^/^ ^ / . /y// />>, /^<g 
Organization £**3r* % clQ* WatUs #,'sT 
Date /e^. Jl ; / ? <f c? 






(over) 



S"^3 




7. I iner (if known) Cotyo^ "Da » ;<?/ /r ', 'y> fi I ' (?y y 

Original use /fcr?^ £ - w/46 Jp/aofassn *7& >3h o jo CL~cl LoTh M.'ll 1 €a v 

Su rent uses (if any) and dates J 



8. Themes (cheek as many as applicable) 



Aborigln 
Arc tural 

Comn 

Communication 

Co v development 



Conservation 
Education 
Exploration/ 
settlement 
Industry 
Military 
Political 



Recreation 
Religion 
Science/ 
invention 

Social/ 

humanitarian 
Transportation 



9. Historical significance (include explanation of themes checked above) 

/m /&0 3 Capi > Dct*<c( Ki'nj/ey ^old h,'Z home H^ectcf > 
~ha ?>*r, % ct A(leyy <*^A tA/ ; / 1 , % cisyn l&onney, Stc* i^e^i^ -fa ' 

Mfnmil /ty*i\kk&\ 7/)*- /?e*v owners Aa</ marri <?<r/ ^/Shela^ 

lAjtliam ~fe 7°cHy t A/eyf- e^vner - A/cnH~>« n Aide* / h / f~/~ 

-/■/,n<o .. ^"solct ~Hil jor-t'n /e 5 <^ <H^ *>ui Id .' M a, «- blatk^ 

3* w*v» /*/■-& $bcf/y c*>~*cJ Corn ^iH <?~* ^c i/vesT S/c/e oi^ 
^e. rocxci neasi^~f-h<L -hr/dae oyer IS e* yerlpfoo ^ Me/o n/ 

I ®aac~ Alalen'y f^ f * //,>W/^ ^4it, P ri l/rleoe o-fi hui/oli)\f cl. 

otct m or ctd^nS c^vtcl /~a/<5t'naL a a0-*>c/ So hfo/h l^s"tAoui^ 
' y 'or in o Hit worM % \rc J o*P rfe <$ct h/ m;// /rnchm &u f^ L 
H<*~nt oi^ Aioltns M*7l I /» /£/? *Z/6a 5/j 4<<l ; owntAs- 
S?* *na nv-pa^i-v reef Cas^ &hot/e/<5 Cc^cf hoe% o-n tA € * 

md/or references (such as local histories, deeds, assessor's records, otlowj 

etc.) AStsre/i //Szrviry "Hty'OoonTy. . 

jkActs . Map?* Mt'che/Is ///story of- ftr/do. ***?:*+ ' 
3?Ssbei > ~£ /zatac /4/c/e-n <h /<f^ V, Spue/ L/n4c/r> in /f-30>. 

ini+ats ??> I " /<? ? r /r> oyz ^hon-T S-Aj/f/eti- Sobde- 
Qu^^xT^o^^Qrs hcLVt. £ee^^ or- & /ctf~er a/ai-t^ 3/73 

Ch*± Jeyetj Andrew Ajct <^A/s' h \ rt*f&*/rn Stehra^T. 




(Attach photo here) 
ii »RM B - BUILDING SURVEY 
M ^SSACHUSETTS HISTORICAL COMMISSION 




2. Town £?sv- ffrSds-f a Hy*Jer- 




t address F Onlerrt &+ 



fr#S *t&o 6ee n 






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original & present _ 
ent owner Wa //*,*- 7T ' jfltiTaJPy 

1 to public A/a 

/7&9 st y le f&fvrrr/ 

je of date \/lniTr\ USttl 

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OR part of Area # 



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4. DESCRIPTION 



< $&i 



FOUNDATION/BASEMENT: HighQlegular^Low Material 
WALL COVER: Wood C/< 7/ ? ho q r</§ . Brick Stone Other 



nog, 



ROOF: 



Gambrel Flat Hip Mansard 



Tower Cupola Dormer windows Balustrade Grillwork 
CHIMNEYS: 1^)3 4 <(£enterJ Qgnd Interior^ Irregular 

STORIES: 1 (Q3 4 
PORCHES: (f?2 3 4 



Cluster Elaborate 



ATTACHMENTS: Wings (fEU^ghed/ (f&< >- ,tJ 
PORTICO 



Ralcnny 



FACADE: Gable end: ^ronj/side Ornament 

ySide Details: Sxlh r tt /fivJ &rt>7>y o/~ ~rrvjritf~ 

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Windows: Spacing:(gegular^Irregular Qdenticay Varied /j_ 



Corners: Plain Pilasters Quoins Qornerboards 



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5. Indicate location of building in relation to 
nearest cross streets and other buildings 





6. Footage of structure from street */<& '-/Ir^^ fii n fuK/ 
Property has 3U2^L-. feet frontage on street S-S 



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{Fed* rat) For /T<&* /fJsfor*£<a/ £ *- m rm I $S*tt rt 



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A/ofter- SEE REVERSE SIDE 5"- 25 



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RELATION OF SURROUNDING TO STRUCTURE 
I. Outbuildings. ^?<3tCti A /fa /} w»r/ 



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2. Landscape Features: Agriculture Open Wooded Garden: Formal^Informalj) 

Predominant features 

Landscape architect 



3. Neighboring Structu res 

Style: Colonial (fede^^JjifieJs, Revival Go&ic Reyival_KaliRP villa LggJwM Rom. 
Venetian Gotm^/^ansar^^^ hards o^aiy^pdern) {Stvecyh <$n »*»e. 

Use: ^SsidenWaT^^^i^rclal^eligious 




Conditions: ^Excellent;} Good Fair Deteriorated 






GIVE A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF HISTORIC IMPORTANCE OF SITE (Refer and elaborate on 
theme circled on front of form) 




BIBLIOGRAPHY AND/OR REFERENCE 



A> law Office o-f JyAmt tferixH- 

Cc^k99n Thorn*/*'/* e ~ £ ar fy /f**$* 



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RESTRICTIONS 



Original Owner: 



Deed Information: Book Number. 



Page. 



Registry of Deeds 



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FormB. 10M-6-71-049688 



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i RM B - BriI.DINO 

(MASSACHUSETTS HISTORICAL COMMISSION 
of the Secretary, State House, Boston 



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' Town EAS T BtliD^ tWATFlZ 

Uldress_ lS~UN\C>hl <ST- 



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WIUUAM NEW HALL- 



■'resent use 



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other building's. 



icate north. 





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Source pU pBA' 

fc y le &* 2 

Lrchitect 




PTTA &£- 



Exterior wall iabi icSty NGLG QV6"l tLA?faA0j 

Outbuildings (describe) 

Other features 






OU 



Altered 



Moved 



Date 



Date 



5. Lot size- 
One acre or less y Over one acre 
Approximate frontage ff)0 J^CL* 



Approximate distance of building from street 



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6. Recorded byflgAMK. M. \kV\J^r\^OhS 
Organization E/lST g& ltfe^WATtTl M;l£T. 

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7. Original owner (if known) W/LUMA'V AjgWMfl-H~ 



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Original use htOM £ — r7 ^'Q^' * r*//y £_6t /V- J /n^^r 



Subsequent uses (if any) and dates 2) C r 'f~" yr " S f-fi-l % £ ± —/^a/— / '<? ' o¥ \ 

8. Themes (check as many as applicable) 

Aboriginal Conservation Recreation 



Agricultural Education Religion 

Architectural Exploration/ Science/ 



The Arts settlement invention 

Commerce Industry Social/ 

Communication Military humanitarian 

Community development Political ~~~ Transportation 



9. Historical significance (include explanation of themes checked above) 

U/ILUAM MEM/HALL MA#ZlirV tfAB&Y, Vavgh^tz. of 

' '*'*/ his esfAT£ was Apb/hjisretteo j«wtlv sy 
His wido*/, fo whom rwg- pft pr«ry PASiO>, amp evwhaiw 
Wpr. it c*>MT>R ( sei> a one -sum X>weui*JG- House- 

p/ksse^ -To W-oKaof ^ N ew Hall <m ^7 rf Wl> -rnen To ' 

e, scot-t w^<n/\/?5h /Ki\no,ANp ruB.se<£A>ewrLY r<> 

Jknic/ fr+rvA 'W-/93V- V*L3+n1- Others) 

LO. Bibliography and/or references (such as local histories, deeds, assessor's records, *S 

early maps, etc.) 

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FORM B - BUILDING 

*4ASSACHUSETTS HISTORICAL COMMISSION 

ASHINGTON STREET, BOSTON, MA 02108 





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SKETCH MAP 

Show property's location in relation 
to nearest cross streets and/or 
geographical features. Indicate 
all buildings between inventoried 
property and nearest intersection. 
Indicate north. 

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(vy*-£~+ VWx«) 



Recorded by Joan S . Leland j 

Organization East Bridqewater Hist Comm 
Date December 16, 1985 



East Bridgewater 



ess 2h Union St. 



oric Name Rust-Whitmarsh Cottage 



Present Candy Fa ctory and S tor ft, 

Kenneth Skinner and Son 
Original Home 

SCRIPTION: 

[ 1835 main house; 1940 back ell. 

iurce EB Tax Records 

Style Ell -shaped cottage, 1 story back, 

■ 1 -1/7 front. 

Architect unknown. Builder probably. 

Wallace Rust. 

Exterior wall fabric Wood clapboards. 

Outbuildings None - 



Major alterations (with dates) pn iQZtn 



Moved 



No 



Date 



Approx. acreage Less than one. 



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2 



Setting Between Public Library and the 
Hyde-Rust House, part of a potential 
local historic district.- 



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FORM H - BUILDING SURVEY 



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Ea st Bridg ewater 



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reet address 3 2 Onion S treet 

ame East Bridp-ewater Public Library 
Brownstone insert o^r^gtranf^read^ 
se: original & present Public llbrai . y 



resent owner Town of East Bridgewate r 
)pen to public Yes 

'ate_JL897 st y le 



Queen Anne 



l)urce of date Boston Herald, Sept. 23, 1& 97 

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^chitect Waldo V. Howard of Brockton 
caojL CyrufL W^_lb_uo_ o_f_ _el Lesley. Hills, a 

native of the town. 
ture OR part of Area # 

...oved Altered (Added ) Side entra nce 1958. 



4. DESCRIPTION 
FOUNDATION/BASEMENT: QjgK) Reg 111 * 1 " Low Material Concord granite 
WALL COVER: Wood (grlcfe Stone Other 



ROOF: jUd ge Cambrel FlatCSJ Mansard Slate: finial on tower and all gutters of copp er. 

Grower} Cupola Se^mef windows Balustrade Grillwork 

-*"^ Rounded bay " south side, all three levels 

CHIMNEYS: 02 3 4 Center End <^ nterior> Irregular Cluster Elaborate 

STORIES: 1 2 © 4 ATTACHMENTS: Wings Ell Shed Entrant.*, north pide .938 

PORCHES: (T) 2 3 4 Corner porch, two hrown- poRTICO Rairony 

stone arches . J 

FACADE: Gable end: Front/side Ornament Around towner: frieze and cornice. 

Entrance: ^sTcfe?) frorrP> Center/Side Details: Arches; carved capitals of brownstone. 

Windows: Spacing: RegulariQrregular) Tdentioal/foaripj) B rownstone sills , arch es. 

Corners: fplain) Pilasters Quoins Cornerboards 



to 






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5„ Indicate location of building in relation to 
nearest cross streets ap<_ other buildings 




6. Footage of structure from street 30 feet 

Property has ______ feet frontage on street ( est . ) 



Recorder 



J»an S. Lelarri 



Y Q r East Bridgewater His tor ical Co m mi ssion 
Photo #_______i___ Datft Febru ary lb _ 197*+ 

SEE REVERSE SIDE ~>' 3o 



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Public Libra* 



RELATION OP SURROI NUING TO STRUCTURE 



l.-i Outbuildings. 



None 




Lure, .by 



2. Lend Features: Agriculture Open Wooded Garden: - Formal^In form al) 

Predominant features_ Founta in gift of Mary Pa rker. Installed 1Q^ 

Landscape architect Miss Hilddpard Snow of Fr 

in cast stcne of boy and girl holding shell. 

3. Neighboring Structure] 

Style: Colonial (TederaQ Greek R evival Gothic Revival Italian Villa Lombard Rom. 
Venetian Gothic Mansard Q^ichardsoniait) Modern 



Use C^esidcntiarxCommercial J Religious Conditions^ Excellent) Good Fair Deteriorated 



GIVE A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF HISTORIC IMPORTANCE OF SITE (Refer and elaborate on 
theme circled on front of form) 

First building in town devoted to library T>urroses. Library services had 
previously been provided in rented quarters. 

The library name was changed from Wahhburn Library to East Bridgewater 
Public Library at the time state funds became available Toirlibraries yjsupported 
solely from public funds. It was felt that the name Washburn Library might 
imrly a private institution, which it never was. 



BIBLIOGRAPHY AND/OR REFERENCE 

From Mary L. Keith Scrapbook in East Bridgewater Public Library, a clipping 

from the Boston Herald of September 23, 1897, article entitled "Washburn 
Library Opened." 



RESTRICTIONS 



Original Owner: T° wn OI " '' /,r *- Hr i d^ cwater 

Deed Information: Book Number Page. 



Registry of Deeds 



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WASKBUR.M LIBRARY CPtNED. 



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iliMHv (Jift to the Town of 
East Underwater. 

QuMD Anno hliurluro of Mlrlklhs 
IlnMUly to Coiiiiiioinoiilt • Uioer- 
Ottl Timi iiiiiihii -- II* \\ i* i'lior* 
VtiHinUr «<> A it intra It with All 
• lie ttiai Kltrcliei of l»od iillnn. 
. The dedication of the Washburn Li- 
bra- u R.vt Bridgewatcr took place 
yesterday forenoar.. Tie library lias been 
I.. , . . ..-es of i rci tion several year*, and 
I* one of tho preulest public building! 
in th< county. It Ih the gift of Mr. Cyrus 
Washburn of Wcllesley Hills, a native 
of the town. 

At tiio Mart a board of trustees was 
formeu. composed of the Hon. I. X. Nut- 
ter, th. Hon. Benjamin W. Harris, the 
Hon. I p^ert o. Harris, B. Watson Keith 
'and George M. Keith. They hel<i sev- 
•ral conferences with Mr. Washburn, 
•and the result was that he gave the 
, town «0,000 to h > used In the construc- 
tion of the new library. 
*' Th* trustees had several plana ready 
fur inspection, and Mr. \V'u.;hburn *e- 
| leelc I tho one prepared by Waldo V. 
LJiowird of Brockton, the designer of 
'several ot trio j. nolle buildings in this 
Vicinity. 
The library Is built upon the lot for- 

Pierly occui>ed by the Catholic Church. 
la centrally located. The building 
lorltlon. It Is 
architecture, 
X. The ba.se- 
.moi Ih of ('uncord granite, and a cel- 
lar jt tends under the structure. 

Ar. entrance arch at the southeast 
wi'qr g ves the library a handsome 
ijfm- rnncf, and this entrance and ulso 

P.urved capitals are of brown stone 
■ window ellls are of brown stone, as 



•couples a commanding i>( 
•I the Qui i'" *JlJ|' style of 
and ,bullt entirely of brick 



square. Under It are broad entrances. A 
rounding bay window breaks the set ap- 
pearance or the south aide, and tho 
north aide la lighted from u squaro win- ; 
dow. 

Upon entering the building one Is im- 
pressed with tho generous room afford- 
ed, and tho manner in which the work 
bns been carried out by Ibe architect. 
The main entrance ard the vastibuw 
Hootb nre tiled, and tho other floors 
have a hardwood finish. I 

Tim first room la for t he general do- , 
livery of books, and Is lu;hied in n tine' 
manner. It Is It bv Hi feet. In front of 
thin is tho general reading room. This 
faces the street, and is 31 by 13 feet. 

The rear part of tho lower floor Is de- 
voted to the shelves and stuck room. 
Cases are upon all Bides, and they are 
arranged so as to be easily reached. The 
trustees have been given a little room 
on this floor, and the llbiarlan was not 
forgotten by the architect. 

Galleries are on either sldo of tho 
stack room, reached by stairs leading 
from the lower floor. Tho Idea of al- 
lowing the stack and delivery rooms to 
extend to the second story was a wise 
one, as it Insures the best ventilation. 

East Brldgewuter is proud of the sue- 
cess which has followed Mr. Wash- 
burn. As a lad ho entered the public 

schools of the town, and was a good 
student. He left early and learned the 
trade of carpentering. He was in com- 
pany with his futher. He is 86 years of 
age now, and Is sprightly, energetic and 
still an active business men. 

After learning his trade he removed 
to New Bedford, and afterward to East 
Weymouth. Here the Iron Industry was 
booming, and he was employed In the 
const ruotlon of some of the large fac- 
tories and foundries. 

Many houses built by him here In the 
days of long euro are now owned by 
him. lie gave up his trade to deal In 
real estate. He Is at present engaged in 
several enterprises. He owns real es- 
tate In Brookllno. and has built some 
of the best houses there. 

His wife still lives. He has no chil- 
dren. Two brothers, Aolel and Hiram, 
live In Wcatdale. Of late years Mr. 
Woshhurn has lived at Wellesley Hills. 

Previous to the formal exercise* yes- 
terday the handfiome ..building was 




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1897, at JO o'clock, /.. 



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FESTIVAL UV.MX, 

INVOCATION*. Rev. I, IJ. BATES. I>. I 

STATEMENT of Chairman i»i Trust, V s «.i Washl 
FujhI, ,j, 

STATKMEXT .« Trawu.w rf Km..,!." 
SOUHEB'S ClKMJl'S, 
AMDUKSH ru Hi.. IHwor. 

PRESENTATION of Keys l,y honor. 
ACCKITANCF l.v <;hairiii;iii of I Juan I ol TiukUn 

puaisi-: vk tiii: katiiku, 

ai»|)Im:ssks, hurtor sa.mikl <; isiikkn. \'» 

(a|.i. r.*K(Ht(.K II WASMIJl us 
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fiul. W. M. MAS, S.ntj.n of r 
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llpv. IIEXRV F. .m:\ks. (a,,,,,, 
A.MFIJICA. 

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FORM C - MONUMENTS 
MASSACHUSETTS HISTORICAL COMMISSION 
Office of the Secretary, State House, Boston 




Town iTQst"" "Sr/ct^e^ H/a/cfr- 

Street 3&i t U n) o~*> <$1~- 

1 Owne r & /3> Pa lo \) c L''bra )ry 

l Owner ^eu-^^u^j 

mstructe d / <j */& 



bleate d May So /<?*/<? 

of Dat e /^g^v^/ Rei-hh's Scr<c|a 

3r or Sculptor /-] / id <. geerd S*no *J • 

lal or group responsible for monument 
• than owner 



MOJNUMfci'JNT enaangereu uy: 



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* Altered 
Dne 



LOCATION OF INSCRIPTION: Plaque on wall, house, post; fbase of monument ? other 
ENTIRE INSCRIPTION on monument: /M gyy ^dfccrrr} "Parker ^p.YDOriQl 



DESCRIPTION** 

Foundation: Pedestal ^^as£ ) None Materia l 

Material: Bronze ( Stone ? Marble Granite Wood Other 

Setting (surroundings) -^^ iA/a//3 q£l g^ilgJLJ % J)ehl Vkj.EverfireevvA-k^fi' Ivy-' 

Size (approximate) jXJj± r V V 7 ittp " *J' W^.h. " * <F 



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Indicate location of monument on map below Recorder £/^-wz3, A* vV'fa /' -i^y^^t 

For £. *B* f-f !sh, fi rr\m\ S$\ (Tn 



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(Name of Organization) 
Photo Date Received 



* If the monument has been moved, indicate the 

original location on the reverse side. 

** Describe the monument on the reverse side. 



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GIVE A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF SUBJECT MATTER AND/OR DESIGN OF MONUMENT 
-Tlvo Syvy)£>c/i y cs j-sc^rz* <%rc_ 3 q ^|n -f-urec/ fi-ra^n J^-hj-n e_ ^c 
Lol'tr 0W+&1 brtcjf huMl n Ttf^boy cv>W girt ^.r^ holding 

T-Ge. 'Se-aShor*-, IJ/ave^ clsl<l break*' *f t/nyon^l y^ e, l > I *Z 2, 

Svjpf^^^*, -H<l. -£*'<p ur*-<5 A& cl. f^o-^p bouse, i Q n ) 



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rtvo side^ orf fr\<L /oi^e^ z ^Pj /000I3 hctve, b^^n Gari/t^ 



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GIVE A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF HISTORIC IMPORTANCE OF MONUMENT. (Refer to the 
theme circled on front of form. What happened? Who was important? Comment) 

'H ^> e_ M/.7/ O-P hjctry I'd sen™ TcULk**^, \AjVu s1"7 a o\ <=ch<LU -h£i<L±- 

+4<L *-*&£' y em Ia/c^s bv.'/i~ i h t<? Jf 4* cl. do^^^j W^^ z 

REFERENCE: (Where was this information obtained? What book, records, etc.) 
y^£- 73rocl\~kry\ t n^v^ rls <u in fi/a^y A^ei H^ S ^^-v-a.^ boo fa 



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FORM B - BUILDING 

MASSACHUSETTS HISTORICAL COMMISSION 
Office of the Secretary, State House, Boston 




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other buildings. Indicate north. 






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Name ,7> CJ iT t'p/ & ti t l^L n^ 
Present use /4p^ rf f h ' (° /7 7* ^ 

Present owner^r-Ztt Y)rf (yrJlp^T^j 
3. Description: 

Date /P*Q 7 

Source /) £ dj&S 



Architect 



Exterior wall fabric 
Outbuildings (describe) /V c? 
Other features 







Altered ^a ^f rr)<6svjf3 

Moved 


Date 
Date 



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5. Lot size 

One acre or less 



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Over one acre ^* ^ 
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Approximate frontage /_% £~ §< 

Approximate distance of building from street ^ 

6. Recorded by &/„* /* (x/// f?n O/* ^ 
Organization /p. £?. /J-jrf-. (^ jy^ . 

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7. Original owner (if known) 2)q v! J ^y r~ n ^ 
Original »se__^ 2 ^^ f^f-^ „ 3^_ ZZ_ ^ ' 

Subsequent uses (if any) and dates 

8. Themes (check as many as applicable) 

Aboriginal ~ 

Agricultural Conservation Recreation 

Architectural lt^ T / Reli * ion 

The Arts EX P 1 f ?f atl0n / y Science/ 

Commerce T f ttIement J^_ invention 

Communication lifrf Y -^ Social/ 



Community development ™ Political humanitarian 

Transportation 

9. Historical significance (include explanation of themes checked above) 



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a^T * ' J Ct ^ ia/ ^ Isaac A/cfrer •„ /^vr 
-fv *W^/^ Man' a, la+*a** A/Cft^, Sked'erf 

10. Bibliography and/or references (such as local hi«t™.io= a a 

early maps, etc.) histories, deeds, assessor's records, 



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Present use Qoondary rmark 

Present owner 3roadrY)ea<Jou) Cons-fruCl/otl C orp, 



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3. Type of si ruclure (check oi 



bridge 

canal 

dam 

fort 

gate 

kiln 

lighthouse 



pouni i 

powder house 

streel 

lower 

t untie 1 

wall 

windmill 



other JV\\ i( -found CL*t iOfK *J~ 2> am 
IccaJect ^n cz. Town hiMina 'fr&j/J 



5. Description 

Date / 7-3 5"- 



Source Samve/ T^oJ^rs Map 17?? 



Construction material St-pn ? Sic* bs.. re c-ts 



Dimensions 



70 ' x aX X # 'Atah 



Setting LQQO decL , ^Order*dJ>yJ>JW$k_ 



Condition 



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Organization C aJ^SlrfcJ^eco^^f^^o r ' <& (/> 

Date ^- /£ - ?f 



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7. Original owner (if k\\»\\>n) j7\) SSfJ^jJjM ^ 

Original use ///7 ktQQUJn - ■ -, ?r - , //T , — _ 

Subsequent uses (if any) and dates htfi/f H y J> 'P-d waiter* //? rf3Q ' J 

8. Historical significance. 

Second S Aft/ *r *f fas/ /^c/>>/ /Vrc lno Us Byram C^pvte 
-Pr*»i W&/»\oo/A ,n /o^X. ' //e 6u',// bts ho*te on 

ihe \/J^sh BanL of* Spr~/if Broo\ 

b&eendonir CaL/air, AJ/ dto/gs By ram , //c/*t/ /" -rA /'s 
part of -rke. £aSr Fre c //? /Tj a/so. 

The ^cxekh £y~ no h*o*6> HMs /***/** *> Un>o» 
a*<L Church Stre*/- / »V*rS e cf/o/) , Ckurcl, <*h>c<r/- 
/} probcolf *h* o/Jett pulli* street* tn *> us r, , a**** 
lAjas fetid oo-f a* ^ ^"Y ^ **** ■Ptrs/~P > a^/sA cAorct* 
C. /7 23 C^/S UsaS *»X»J*«« rra>/ "towards lAJeymoaY*'^ 

Joua h Byncm so/d /and Souun sfrearn To Cap/. Jbhna- 
Than Bass culno b u , / '<f #- -fi>rt[£> [c^eafrtiy -For<f e 
fontha* enAof- t>srere*6 Wi/feu/Ov*- TAsS timns*tf7or> 
Wax /n /7aXC? 

Byrams MM S* sAoujn, r//// ^ the #,/*; / # HI »**/* 



9. Bibliography and/or references such as local histories, deeds, assessor's records, 
early maps, etc. 
Sbmoe/ Koo-cr* A**fi of test ^ndtfCuJafar; /T?<? 

£ast SHda-etoater dfsfw'Cen /*»*'#/ '**** *'">* />* sr - fa* J»J*Q> 
fyttytifstoty ofSeTtlement of & >' dfetuattr ^J^c/zV*. tu.'/xo* 

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?ORM B - BUILDING 

MASSACHUSETTS HISTORICAL COMMISSION 

294 WASHINGTON STREET, BOSTON, MA 02108 





SKETCH MAP 

Show property's location in relation 
to nearest cross streets and/or 
geographical features. Indicate 
all buildings between inventoried 
property and nearest intersection. 
Indicate north. 




Recorded by Joan S. Leland 



Organization East Bridgewater Hist Comm 
Date March 18, 198$ 



Town East Bridgewater 



Address fet Union Sh. 



Historic Name Nathaniel Ramsdell 

Present owner: Norman and Shirley George 



Use: Present Home 



Original HQme 



DESCRIPTION: 



Date ca. 1816 . jamsjtelJ "- lfl19 ; 1a "^ 

Source purc hasftd 1 81 6 (PICoPfiffd 1?7:?^3 ) 
house on land 1835 (PlyCo Deed 183 :£5). 
Style New England Farmhouse 

Architect unknown; builder Nathaniel Rama- 



dell 



Exterior wall fabric wood 



Outbuildings barn 



Major alterations (with dates) 



Moved No 



Date 



Approx. acreage 1+ acre 



cr 

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Setting Rural street with some new 
development. Near old road to the 
meetinghouse* 



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ARCHITECTURAL SIGNIFICANCE (Describe important architectural features and 
evaluate in terms of other buildings within the community.) 



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HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE (Explain the role owners played in local or state 

history and how the building relates to the development of the community.) 

Nathaniel Ramsdell is termed a "labourer" in the 1816 deed, and "yeoman" 
in 1832. Later Ramsdells were shoemakers. 



DEED SUMMARY (For use of EB Hist Comm) 

1816 Land purchased by Nathaniel Ramsdell ( 1789-1872 )• House appears on 

1329 Map of EB 

1872-1911 Nathaniel Ramsdell to son NahumA. to son Nahum M. ... to 

Elizabeth (Ramsdell) Cushing K 

1911 Perrault 108U:3l*8 
1926 Medwid 1517:132^3 

19h$ Blake 1887:307,8; then Todd 19U6; McLellan and Pratt 19U8; Koslows'Jy 1950; 
Blauss 195^5 George 1959 2736:U2;8. 



BIBLIOGRAPHY and/or REFERENCES (name of publication, author, date and publisher) 

Mitchell 1 s History of Bridgewater . 

Plymouth County Deeds and Probate 

East Bridgewater Assessments and Valuations, 1825-1331. 



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FORM B - BUILDING 



*^» vvn m m a TfHTtT/~VXT 




In Area no. 



Form no. 



1 own East bridgewater 
*.ddr e s s 38*? "alnut St. 



yjam e Joshua Fratt House 



3 resent use dwelling 



Present owner Mrs . i-liz-beth Weichel 



Description: 



Date Bv 1772 



Source Registry of Probate, Plymou th 
Style Cape 



4. Map. Draw sketch of building location 
in relation to nearest cross streets and 
other buildings. Indicate north. 



Architect 










Exterior wall fabric Wood, asbestos shing le- 

Outbuildings (describe) 

Other features Separate chimneys from f our 

fireplaces join as one (center). 

Three windows still 12/12; o thers 2/1 . 

Altered Y es Date Since 192 1 

Moved Date 



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Subsequent uses (if any) and dates 



8. Themes (check as many as applicable) 



Aboriginal 

Agricultural 

Architectural 

The Arts 

Commerce 

Communication 

Community development 



Conservation 
Education 
Exploration/ 
settlement 
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Military 
Political 



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[Built by) Joshua Pratt and lived in by three generations of Pratts from 
sometime before 1772, |HBiii|HaBHrtpHBMlt> to i860, then owned by a 
succession five different families, the last having been there since 1921. The 
house has been added to and remodeled at various times, but the basic layout and 
much of the structure and decor are original. Some of the interesting features 
are the large main room with mysterious, huge bricked-in fireplace, the large 
bottle-shaped fixture partially visible in the large closet-like room behind the ^te- 
£rt-place (possibly a brick oven or copper boiler, or both;, the little window looking 
from this room out onto the front stairs, and the tiny arched passageway from the 
room to V? . A Joshua Pratt is known to have operated a tavern near this spot 
from 1760 - 1772. Whether it was the first or second Joshua Pratt, and whether 
the tavern was in this house remains to be discovered. 

Owners: (17^07) Before 1772 - Joshua Pratt from Abington (see Mitchell's History 

Joshua Pratt (junior) 

William Pratt (may not have lived there) 
Dexter Pratt, William's brother, shared in* 

heritance with sisters Nabby and Sarah 
Susan Pratt, widow of Dexter, "rights of improveme»\ 
Eleazar Whitman, brother-in-law of Dexter Pratt 
William H. Jefferson 
Ethan Munroe 
Alice Holloway Winslow 
John. W. Holloway 
Adolph and Elizabeth Weichel 

10. Bibliography and/or references (such as local histories, deeds, assessor's records, 
early maps, etc. ) 
Registry of rrohate, Plymouth, Mass., Old Records, Book 21, p. 202, 203. 

»Vill of Joshua Pratt, blacksmith, July 11, 1772, probated Nov. 2, 1772, 
to his son Joshua, including inventory of contents of house which give a 
good picture of life on a colonial farm. 



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I ft I S3 1 ! _t*^ ie <^CKd^.fc>«^-lain. i>ou«A-t-fro*. Pavi'd Hearse* 
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10. Bibliography and/or references (such as local histories, deeds, assessor's records, 
early maps, etc.) .—- 

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Organization ?Mt Bp^ g^t^ Hiafc C.r>mn 

Date June 18 f 1981i 



East Bridgewater 



' s 139 Washington St»(Mr>rhh^iiA) 

ic Name Stflphmi Hflaraay Hnm* 



Present Home 



(Gregory and Jane Pike, 1982) 
iginal "Homestead Farm" 



RIPTION: 



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PlyCo Deed 61: 81 (land, 1781) 

head of household. 
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Stephen Hearsey (17^1-1830) 
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Outbuildings None, Former barn used 

as a riding stable at one time, 

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back ell* 



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evaluate in terms of other buildings within the community.) 

Post-and-beam coos true tio a, 1$ % x 1$' front roonu Interior features largely- 
obliterated , but shape and exterior fabric better preserved than some old 
Capes in the neighborhood. View of this house somewhat marred by exterior 
modernization of Federal house next to it. 

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HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE (Explain the role owners played in local or state 

history and how the building relates to the development of the community.) 

The Hearsey family, including Stephen, yeoman, were simply hardworking 
farmers who built their houses to meet the needs of growing families. The 
first Hearsey, William, settled in Northville in 17U5* Stephen was his son 
born in 17$1. The Stephen Hearsey house sheltered a family of six children, 
at least five of whom grew to adulthood. 

Hardly significant, but nonetheless interesting, is the fact that when 
Stephen Hearsey, at age 76, sold his house, he either changed his mind, forgot, 
or decided he'd been high-pressured: he denied the sale a few days later and 
the witnesses had to be called to testify* 

In fact, he may have been high-pressured. The 1827 buyer was David Brown, 
who by the end of his own life owned not only his own homestead, but three othee 
houses around town, including this one. The Browns were investors in the 
Rolling Mill and rented a house near it, and from all indications had a keen 
eye for profit. Poor old Stephen may have been the victim of changing times 
in what had been strictly a farming community. 

Other owners have been 

1885 Chester Sharp 191*5 Joseph & Lillian Weeks 

t Edith Hatchfield 1982 Gregory & Jane Pike, 

Ply Co Deed 5226:390-1 
BIBLIOGRAPHY and/or REFERENCES (name of publication, author, date and publisher) 

Nahum Mitchell, History Of Brldgewater . 

Plymouth County Deeds and Wills. 

Maps of East Bridgewater, 1829, 181*8, 1879, 1?03. 



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EAST BRIDGEWATER 



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SENT OWNER: ARNOLD PARKER 

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Architectural Exploration/ Science/ 

The Arts settlement invention 

Commerce Industry *^ Social/ 

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Hone (Donald and Kathleen 
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another Rarisde3 3 house nearby; traces of 
old gardens, shrnb.q; np-en vigtar. in hnrV . 
stone walls, fields, woods; wood reads 
behind j old county ro ad in front. 



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ARCHITECTURAL SIGNIFICANCE (Describe important architectural features and 
evaluate in terms of other buildings within the community.) 

Unspoiled, example of cape style farmhouse. Many original features including 
center chimney, old fireplaces, early munion bars, fine paneling, low ceiling , 
old glass, wide sills. Stands out as j^ld » lending historic character to the 
neighborhood. 



HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE (Explain the role owners played in local or state 

history and how the building relates to the development of the community.) 

The Ramsdells did not believe in recording their vital statistics! Nathaniel 
r.ied in 1762, leaving a very young family. The house remained in the Ramsdell 
family until the mid-1800 1 s. Ownership included that of the mysterious 
Nary Ramsdell, "single woman," whoso parent ago c a ft only bo guocood a s ono of 
the Ramadell oono who w ent to Cummingbon . — w h e ther oho wan the Mary Brown of 
the 1872 do o d ie-n o t known* 

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BIBLIOGRAPHY and/or INFERENCES (name of publication, author, date and publisher) 
Plymouth County Deeds UUi26U (Ramsdell) - 5£ll:li£8 (Stetler) 
Maps of East Bridgewater, 1829, 18U8, 1879, 1903. 
Nahum Mitchell f s History of Bridgewater . 



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A comparison of the following chronologies shows that the Ramsdell family was 
located in two houses on Washington Street, numbers Ul8 and l«2li$j*ehat for a time 
David Brown, husband of Mary Ramsdell, owned both the house which he had built to 
rent on Cross Street (65) and the house on Washington Street (1*18) which Mary had 
inherited from her father, Joseph Ramsdell^ in 1830. 



lil8 Washington Street 



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Map of EB, 1829 

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1830 North half of Joseph Ramsdell 1 s house conveyed to "Mary 

Ramsdell, single woman," recorded 1855* 
1818 Map shows "D.Brown" at cor Pine and Harvard 

"M. Ramsdell" at Ul8 Washington 
"J. Ramsdell" at l*2li Washington (Mary's brother) 
1855 South half of house at Ul8 conveyed to Mary Ramsdell? 
1857 Two Washington Street houses show "M. Ramsdell" and 

"J. Ramsdell," as in 181*8. 
1857 Mary Ramsdell married to David Brown, his third wife (all 
Ramsdell sisters )a her property automatically then his. 
1863 David Brown died owning rl Dwelling house $600 

his homestead jl Barn 200 

s> Outbuildings 1*0 

(139 Washington} 1 Dwelling house - Hersey place 520 

1 Barn 120 

1 Dwelling house Rolling Mill 580 

1 Dwelling house Ramsdell place 1*20 EB Tax Records, 1863 
1861; Brown's homestead and the Ramsdell house "put to Mary Brown." EB Tax Records, 1861; 
1872 Mary Brown, "widow," sells to Abby Hatch property described 

as follows: "one third of an acre situated in East Bridgewater 

. . • with the buildings thereon standing, bounded as follows, 

beginning at the road leading from East Bridgewater to 

Abington • • • the above described land being the same that 

was formerly owned and occupied by Joseph Ramsdell deceased* 

CThis was Mary's father ; her brother lived until 18900 Deed 125:66, 1872 

65 Cross Street 



1829 
1839 



Neither street net*, buildings show where Cross Street now is. Map of EB, 181*8 
David Brown purchased land from the Iron Works: for "the sum of 

twenty dollars. • • a certain piece of land. • . near the 

Rolling Mill of said Company, bounded as follows viz. 

beginning at the Pond a corner of Thomas White* s land; thence 

• • • North sixty degrees East seven rods to the road, thence 

... by the road. • . thence to tteedge of the pond. • • 

containing one quarter otf an acre. • • " Deed 195:197, 1839 

Single building with no name shown halfway down the west 

side of Cross Street. ("D. Brown" at cor Pine and Harvard.) Map of EB, 18U8 
Aaron Hobart gave mortgage to David Brown for several parcels 

of property, inculding (parcel 1) "building on the Westerly 

side of the road from the Iron Works to the Schoolhouse near 

Scott Keith's." Deed 269:173, 1855 

David Brown died owning "house at the Roling mill, built for 

two families and renting well" on \ acre of land. 



Josiah Eastman acquired all property described in the 
1855 mortgage deed, including the first parcel. 



Probate No.17128 O.S. 
EB Tax Records, 1863-61 

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Recorded by Joan S> L eland 



Organization East Bridgewater Hist« Comnu 
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East Bridgewater 



s 655 Washington St. 



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Whitraarsh 

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ARCHITECTURAL SIGNIFICANCE (Describe important architectural features and 
evaluate in terms of other buildings within the community.) 

This is a well-preserved example of the type. of farm found scattered over 
the town in the second half of the nineteenth century. 



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HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE (Explain the role owners played in local or state 

history and how the building relates to the development of the community.) 



Ebenezer Whitmarsh (1817-1893) was a farmer and a shoemaker. He was ) 

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interested in town affairs and served in several minor town offices. 



Frederic Pool Whitmarsh (181*9-1936) took over the farm following his father»s 
death. Until 1895 he was a contractor and builder. He aerved the town for many 
years in the capacities of selectman, assessor and overseer of the poor. 



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181*9-50 Built by Ebenezer Whitmarsh 

1896 Inherited by Frederick P. Whitmarsh Prob # 6859 

1936 " " Annie L. Lothrop and Alice E. Washburn Prob # 1*61*78 

1937 Purchased by John C. and Isobel A. Cobbs Bk-1731 pg 361*-5 
19U6 Margaret P. Crosby, trustee for Therese Crosby Bkl925 Pg 290 
1970 Therese (Crosby) Keohane Bk 3582 Pg 2l*0 



BIBLIOGRAPHY and/or REFERENCES (name of publication, author, date and publisher) 

Plymouth County Deeds, and Probate Docket #6859 

Town of East Bridgewater, Valuations and Assessments 181*7-1851 

REPRESENTATIVE MEN AND OLD FAMILIES OF SOUTHEASTERN MASSACHUSETTS. Chicago: 
J.H. Beers & Co., 1912. 



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Reference: Representative rien and Old Fanilies of SOUTHEASTERN MASSACHUSETTS 

Containing Historical Sketches of Prominent and Representative 
Citizens and Genealogical Records of Many of the 
Old Families 

Volume III Published ty J. H. Beers <fc Co., Chicago, 1912 

Pages 1188 and 1189 



•FREDERIC POOL WHIIKARSH, a retired resident of East Bridgewater is making 
his home on the farm owned and occupied by his father and great grandfather before 
him. He was born there November 15 § 1849 in the house his father built" (a,C*+2i) 

Lot was the ancestor of the Whitmarsh family of this article. He was the 
great-grandfather of Frederic Pool Whitmarsh and Ezra Scott Whi txoarsh He 
married Susanna Pool of Abington and had Thomas; Lotborn in 1796; Mary born in 
1798; John born in 1801; Susanna; Olive bom in 1804; Ezra in 1808 and Ebenezer 
in 1810. 

Thomas Whitmarsh, son of Lot, born Dec. 27, 1783 in Abington, Mass., 
married Charlotte Gannett, born May 4, 1792; died March 5,' I838. They were 
married in East Bridgewater and had 8 children. Among them was Ebenezer. 
Thomas and Charlotte are burried in Northville Cemetery in East Bridgewater. 

Ebenezer Whitmarsh, son of Thomas, was born Jan. 7» 1817 on his grand- 
father's homestead in East Bridgewater where he passed his entire life. 
He received such education as he acquired in the public schools and at the age 
of 17 commenced to learn shoemaking . Following the custom of the times, he did 
work he turned out for the wholesale dealers at home, and continued in that way 
for many years, meantime also looking after the conduct of his farm which 
contained about 50 acres in a good state of cultivation. Besides, he did 
considerable trading. In March 188 3 , because of illness, he retired leaving 
the farm to his son's care. He was a Republican, interested in town affairs, 
and held several minor town offices. He and his wife attended the Whitman 
Congregational Church. Eben&zer married Btantha Brown born Jan 25,1820 to 
Saory and MoULie (Bisbee) Brown of East Bridgewater* they had two children 
Ebenezer Davis (who died young) and Frederic Pool * Mr. Whitmarsh diet* Oct 5t 1893 § 
and Mrs* Whitmarsh, March 15, 1896. They are bu*-\«.d in the Northville Cemetery* 

Frederic Pool Whitmarsh was educated in the district school at East Bridge- 
water* At the age of 20 he went to work with 0. G. Healy, learning the g 
carpenter's trade. At 22 he went to work for C. H. Bonney in Whitman. At 25 
he did business on his own account as a contractor and builder* There are 
many handsome houses In his own county to testify that during his activity in 
the business he was among the foremost in his line in this section* He gave 
up contracting and building in May I895. He looked after the farm which passed 
into his hands upon the death of his father. He kept 20 cows, selling his milk 
and cream to wholesale dealers, but sold all his cattle in 1904, and did not raise 
any crops except for home consumption. He served as a selectman, assessor and 
overseer of the poor for many years for East Bridgewater. He was born Nov 15, 1849 
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On November 23, 1875 , F. P. Whitmarsh marriedLouisa Aldridge, daughter 
of John Aldrldge (formerly of Sagland) and Elizabeth (Slingerland) of Jersey 
City, N.J. They had two daufcters: Annie Louise, born June 21, 1877, and 
Alice Elizabeth, born Not* 7, 1878* Annie Louise who married Lawrence E. 
Lothrop 1© burrledij'n the family cemetery lot in NorthVille and Alice Elizabeth 
who married Prescott Washburn is burrt^d in the East Bridgewater Central 
Cemetery. Alice and Prescott had one daughtey Norma, born December 12, 1905 
and married to Stanley E. Brackett, September 15,193*+» /p- ©Y>e S^-^OoUvx Woo^o^ 



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EB Tax Records 1836-18U6 
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Joshua Sturtevant 



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Aboriginal 

Agricultural 

Architectural 

The Arts 

Commerce 

C ommunication 

Community development 



Conservation 
Education 
Exploration/ 
settlement 
Industry 
Military 
Political 



Recreation 
Religion 
Science/ 
invention 

Social/ 

humanitarian 
Transportation 



9. Historical significance (include explanation of themes checked above) 

Joshua Sturtevant was an enterprising man who in the years before building 
this blacksmith shop had been assessed for another which was crossed off his 
assessment in 18U3» Whether it was another on this site which may have 
burned or was on other land owned by Sturtevant is not known. He also 
was assessed for a store in the late I830»s, the kind unknown. Sturtevant 
at various times owned other properties and may have been the builder of 
the house which stood until burned at the present 1^.33 Washington Street. 

The section of town in which the house and shop^tand are still known as 
Eastville. There was a school close by and the Crossroads of Central and 
Washington Street was a busy intersection in the mUd-1800's. The t^wn 
"poor farm" was nearby on Central Street. One ca\ picture the plfce of 
the Eastville "village blacksmithy Joshua Sturtevanji, as one of c^isiderab 
importance in the everyday life of this corner. 

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10. Bibliography and/or references (such as local histories, deeds, assessor's records, 
early maps, etc. ) 

1829 and 18U8 Ma ps of East Bridgewater . 

Plymouth County Deeds, esp. Bk 202 Pg 117 (1839) 

East Bridgewater, "Valuations and Assessments) 1 1836-181*6. 



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MHC Photo no. 





J osiiua_S taiEteya at Jtomesiead 
t use Home 



owner Carles Inman 



tion: 



812. 



e Ply Co Deed, 202;1 17 ( larid ) 
ax Records, 1839: "add house, "56" 
)ne-story center hall cottage# 



ect 



None 



Exterior wall fabric Wood sh ingles 
Outbuildings (describe) None 



Other features Ad jacent to the first 



owner* a blacksmith shop, 1151 Wa3hing to n 



Altered 



Mo 



Moved 



No 



Date 



Date 



5. Lot size: 



One acre or less 



Over one acre 



Approximate frontage J2 f 



Approximate distance of building from street 



_15± 



Research by Nancy McMahon 
G. Recorded by_ 4Qaa _ aA _ LfilaadL 



Organization East Brid gewater Hist Comm 
Date January 28, l Q 8h 



(over) 



5-10 



7. Original owner (if known) Joshua Sturtevatit 



Original use 



Home 



Subsequent uses (if any) and dates 



8. Themes (check as many as applicable) 



Aboriginal 

Agricultural 

Architectural 

The Arts 

Commerce 

Communication 

Community development 



Conservation 
Education 
Exploration/ 
settlement 
Industry 
Military 
Political 



Recreation 
Religion 
Science/ 
invention 

Social/ 

humanitarian 
Transportation 



9. Historical significance (include explanation of themes checked above) 

See MHC Survey Report for Joshua Sturtevant Blacksmith Shop, 
11$1 Washington Street. 



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10. Bibliography and/or reference^ (such as local histories, deeds, assessor's records, 
early maps, etc.) 

1829 and 18U8 Ma ps of East Bridgewater 

Plymouth County Deeds, esp. Bk ?02 Pg~117 (1839) 

East Bridgewater, "Valuations and Assessments," 1838-18U-* 



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FORM B - BUILDING 



MASSACHUSETTS HISTORICAL COMMISSION 
Office of the Secretary, State House, Boston 



In Area no. 



Form no, 




own East Bridgewater 



ddr e s s U80 Washington Street 
a m e Thaxter Norton Home . 



resent use fl ar m hou se 



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in relation to nearest cross streets and 
other buildings. Indicate north.' 





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MHC Photo no. 




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20M-5-73-075074 



resent owner Robert & Mary Frances Harmo n 



escription: 
ate By 1817 



Source Ply Co Deeds, 11$ %2lhl 130:207 
:yle Cape Cod cottage; front room lU«6 w Sq. 



architect Probably none 



Exterior wall fabric w ood ahirl gi e3 & 

clapboards* 
Outbuildings (describe) Barn, date unknown ; 

two chicken houses, since 1936; carriage 

Other features shed (ruins) , oldest of 

the outbuildings. 

Center chimney y large kitchen fireplace 

and others. Summer kitchen attached to 

shed j attached to barn. 



Altered 


No 


Date 






Moved 


No 


• Date 






5. Lot size: 




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One acre 


or less 


Over one acre 


X 


>: 


Approximate frontage 


900» 




i 



Approximate distance of building from street 

(Stone retaining and 

pasture walls, 7 1 ) l^rjt 

Researched by Bob andFran Harmon 
6. Recorded by Joan 3. Leland 



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Organization East Bridgewater Hist Comm 
Date March 19* 198U . 



5-7A. 



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7. Original owner (if known) Thaxter Norton cordwainer 

(shoemaker) 
Original use Home 



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Subsequent uses (if any) and dates Farm since 1936 at least* 



8. Themes (check as many as applicable) 



Aboriginal 

Agricultural 

Architectural 

The Arts 

Commerce 

Communication 

Community development 



Conservation 
Education 
Exploration/ 
settlement 
Industry 
Military 
Political 



Recreation 
Religion 
Science/ 
invention 

Social/ 

humanitarian 
Transportation 



9. Historical significance (include explanation of themes checked above) 

Thaxter Norton married Susanna, daughter of Joseph Chamberlain (Sr.), in 1808. 
He bought six acres, with no buildings , abutting his father-in-law's homestead 
(12U8 Washington St. - see MHC Survey Report) in 1811. According to 
Nahum Mitchell, the Nortons "lived in Sterling," then in Boston. By 1825 
Joseph Chamberlain, Jr. owned the property and sold it. 



This farm was and is part of the busy crossroads village called Bastville. 
(See also MHC Survey Reports for 1151, H6l, and 121*8 Washington Streets.) 



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1796 Isaac Chamberlain, then his son Joseph 
1811 Thaxter Norton (land only) 

1817 Lot Whitmarsh 

1818 Jonathan Chamberlain, son of Joseph 
by 1825 Joseph Chamberlain, Jr. 

1825 Ebenezer Noyes 

1833 Mark Phillips and Nathaniel Porter, by 

1908 Alice E. Churchill (dis.) 

1912 Arthur C # Churchill 

!#&£ Mary L. LaCombe 

1929 back & forth LaCombe & Buckley 

1931 Gladys M. Jahn and Eusebe LaCombe 

1936 Walter A. and Alice R. Harmon 

1977 Robert and Mary Frances Harmon 



Chamberlain 

115-2 7I1 
130-207 
13U-U6 



adm. 



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152-269 
181-11 

998-328,329 

1125-Hi9 

1119-152-151 

1575-528,529 

l6H*-356 

1710-188 

1*316-132 



10. Bibliography and/or references (such as local histories, deeds, assessor's records, 
early maps, etc.) 

1829 Map of East Bridgewater (shows house). 
Ply Co Deeds, 152:269 and 115:27U. 
Mitchell's History of Bridgewater , p. 136 



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MASSACHUSETTS HISTORICAL COMMISSION 
Office of the Secretary, State House, Boston 



In Area no. 



Form no. 




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olhei building's. Indicate nort h. 



Architect 




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Outbuildi ngs (describe) ^q r^n ^A rft jSilts/ i' q 
Other features /Vg-7 1 - ^^ ^ Ca ^ 

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3. Lot size: 

One acre or less Over one acre ^7 

Approximate frontage / ^O ' ' 




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Original use t /J^^~ y ^ - :i&t 



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8. Themes (check as many as applicable) 

Aboriginal Conservation Recreation _ 

Agricultural ^ Education _ ' ~~ Religion 

Architectural ^ Exploration/ Science 

The Arts ^ settlement 1/ invention 



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Commerce Industry Social 

Com mimical ion Military humanitarian 

Community development Political Transportation 

!>. Historical significance (include explanation of themes checked above) 

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FORM B - BUILDING 
MASSACHUSETTS HISTORICAL COMMISSION 




In Area no. 



Form no. 



wn Rn.qt-. KHrigpwntftr 



dress 1.90^ Washinpton Street 

m e Riverside Farm or Abner C, Jacks on 
" ' Homestead 



esent use Home, farming 



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4. Map. Draw sketch of building location 
in relation to nearest cross streets and 
other buildings. Indicate north. 





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MHC Photo no. 





esent owner ftpbert E« Lundberg 
cription: 

te 18U2 

Ply Co Deeds, Bk MO, p 268 

Source T-B "Valuations," 1339-18U3 



BBle Farmhouse 



Architect unknown. Probably built by 

Abner C. Jackson, "housevrright" 
Exterior wall fabric Hood clapboards 

Outbuildings (describe) ' six assorted farm b ides 

Other feature? M ap of .1 879 shows thia_ 
house on the west side of the street: 

on the east side and shows there on the 
18J^8-map^- — — ■ . ■ ■ — - 



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Altered^ 

(Outbuildings ) 
Moved y ft q 



Date 



Date 



5. Lot size: 



One acre or less 



Over one acre 26 acres 



Approximate frontage 800 j 



Approximate distance of building from street 

35?' 

Researched by Irene Swartz 
6. Recorded by Joan S» Leland 



Organization East Bridgewater Hist Comm. 
Date February 21, 1981+ 



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7. Original owner (if known) Abner C. Jackson 
Original use Home 



Subsequent uses (if any) and dates Farm, especially chicken farming in l^O's 
8. Themes (check as many as applicable) 



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Aboriginal 

Agricultural 

Architectural 

The Arts 

Commerce 

Communication 

Community development 



Conservation 
Education 
Exploration/ 
settlement 
Industry 
Military 
Political 



Recreation 
Religion 
Science/ 
invention 

Social/ 

humanitarian 
Transportation 



9. Historical significance (include explanation of themes checked above) 

Abner C. Jackson, housewright, purchased 2 acres of land In 18U1 from John Wade, 
whose large holding abutted this property, '^he same year Abner C. Jackson of 
Halifax and Mary Wade, daughter of John Wade, published their intentions of marriage. 
By 181*2, two polls were charged to Jackson; by 181*3 he was assessed for a house and 
the next year added a barn. 



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181*1 

1915 
1920 
1932 
19hl 
19U3 
19kl 
1950 



John ^ade 

Abner C. Jackson, land only 

Heirs of ^bner 0. Jackson 

John J. and James Carrigg 

Rose A, Zeestraten (adm.) 

Ora M. Hooper (adm.?) 

Robert G. and Helen M. Davenport 

Vogwills and Litchfield 



ii 



Riverside Farm. Inc. 

Edward N. and Robert E. Lundberg 



220-268 

1229-532 ,587 

1370-23,27 

l63l*-209 

1801-297 

181*8-181*, 185 

1951-378 

2077-586 

2318-177 



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10. Bibliography and/or references (such as local histories, deeds, assessor's records, 
early maps, etc.) 

East Bridgewater Vital Records . 

East Bridgewater, "Valuations," 1839-181*5 

Ply Co Deeds 1228:582-3 and 220:268. 

1829, 181*8, and 1879 Maps of East Bridgewater. 



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FORM B - BUILDING 

MASSACHUSETTS HISTORICAL COMMISSION 

L4 WASHINGTON STREET, BOSTON, MA 02108 




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Date Feb. * Oj / 4*7 




SKETCH MAP 

Show property's location in relation 
to nearest cross streets and/or 
geographical features. Indicate 
all buildings between inventoried 
property and nearest intersection. 
Indicate north. 



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